Abortions Down in Florida Since Six-Week Ban Took Effect

Scott Giebel | July 8, 2024
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Abortion restrictions across the United States have been increasing since Roe v. Wade was overturned, resulting in many innocent lives being saved. Florida, known as a very pro-life state, has recently garnered attention for a decrease in abortions.

A six-week ban took effect on May 1, and a new monthly report by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration stated that, as of July 1, 2024, 36,221 abortions had been performed in Florida in 2024, total, indicating a month-over-month increase of 4,140 abortions. 

The increase is concerning, but the report also shows that the rise in the July report, as seen above, was much lower than in previous months. The June report indicated a 9,672-abortion increase over the total of 22,409 abortions, according to an article by the Tampa Bay Times.

Related: Arizonians Move to Codify Abortion In the State Constitution

The decrease in abortions is a promising sign that the six-week ban is working and lives are being saved. However, the report also highlights that significant work is still being done on this issue.

Pro-life states, such as Florida, are actively working to restrict access to abortions, and Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is a key figure in these efforts, reflecting a shifting landscape on abortion policies.


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